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Kirbyly!

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I’m trying to make Kirbies, but the first one didn’t turn out too well.

I know, I have to make a orangepeel-type of cutout to make a round plush… but I wanted to see how it turned out if I just made two sides and sewed it together. What I forgot was to make the space around the eyes a bit bigger, since it’d shrink when I sewed it together. So the face is too small compared to the eyes.

Also the lower part isn’t well sewn together, so you can see some holes. And the feet aren’t supposed to be like that! I have to figure out how to sew the feet on so they look like the real one!

 

Posted by on 2004-09-27 in Uncategorized

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Mozilla Firefox (not a Mega Man X boss)

I recently switched to using Mozilla Firefox, after using Opera for quite a long time. It has been a pleasant experience so far, save for some minor annoyances.

Firefox is an alternative webbrowser which is completely free, without ads, and can do most of the things Internet Explorer can. Also it uses a tabbed interface, meaning that all webpages you open are inside the same window, but in different tabs. This means your Windows taskbar won’t be filled by lots and lots of Internet Explorer buttons if you surf on a lot of web pages at the same time!

Another great feature of Firefox is the fact that you can easily add additional functions into by installing extensions. And there are lots of extensions available! If you’ve used Opera, and are used to some functions in that browser, chances are you can get the same function in Firefox by installing an extension.

Some of the coolest extensions I’ve used so far are:

AdBlock
Lets you filter away images and other media with specific urls, so you don’t see the ads.
TargetAlert
Shows an image next to links that links to special files or targets, like e-mail addresses, zip-files, pdf-files, etc, so you can see right away what the link does.
Download Statusbar
Shows the downloads and download statuses in a new status bar on the bottom of the browser window.

The one annoyance that I haven’t quite been able to fix yet, is the fact that Firefox’ tabbed interface isn’t a true multiwindows interface, so when you sometimes open a requested popup window, it’ll open in a new Firefox instance. And some links also open up in a new instance, instead of in a tab in the currently open instance… I hope I can fix it by configuring the extensions. *sigh*

I still do recommend you to download it and try it. (Click on the Firefox image in this article!) Firefox even works with Gmail! 😉

Yeah, I’ve got a Gmail account, however I’m not using it much, since I’m so used to POP mail. Besides I’ve stored up a lot of mail in my e-mail client, and it wouldn’t really be possible to transfer them all to the Gmail account… Maybe I’ll switch to using Gmail later, when I feel like leaving behind all my archived mail.

 

Posted by on 2004-09-21 in Uncategorized

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Quest on Water Mountain

I went on a weekend trip with Laget last weekend, in a place called Vassfjellet. (Vass is a Norwegian word for water in some dialects, and fjellet means “the mountain”.) The place did live up to its name, and it took two days before my shoes completely dried after the trip.

Fortunately, it didn’t rain all weekend, and it was actually quite sunny on Saturday, as you can see in the photo to the right. (Well, you can’t see that it is sunny, but you can see that the sky isn’t covered with clouds…) If you want to see photos and a few video clips from the trip, click on the photo.

In a totally unrelated note, my tongue has grown a pimple or something, which is hurting somewhat annoyingly whenever I eat or talk. Not that it has stopped me from eating, but it’s annoying! I hope it’s not because I skipped brushing my teeth a few times when on the weekend trip…

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Posted by on 2004-09-14 in Uncategorized

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